Dean, College of Education & Human Services

 Posted: 11/13/2013


John Brown University seeks a Dean of the College of Education & Human Services to begin July 1, 2014.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing leadership for the college and its individual departments, reviewing course offerings, recommending and administering assigned budgets, encouraging professional development of faculty and students, identifying qualified candidates for faculty positions, evaluating faculty performance, teaching as needed, advising, recruitment, accreditation and committee assignments. This position reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.


The College of Education & Human Services is a new college of the university which encompasses the undergraduate departments of education, education degree completion, nursing, kinesiology, family and human services, psychology, and the graduate departments of graduate counseling and graduate education.  Beginning in Fall of 2016, the university will admit its first students as juniors into the new nursing program.


An earned doctorate is expected as is prior administrative experience in program building, accreditation, and budget management. An entrepreneurial spirit is desired, as well as good communication skills, and the ability to work with various departments. Effective teaching experience in higher education, evidence of scholarly potential, and a commitment to Christian higher education are essential.


A competitive salary exists which will be commensurate with training and/or experience.

Important Dates

Position begins July 1, 2014. Screening process begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

About JBU

A summary describing the university is available on-line.



Submit electronically (no paper copies, please) letter of interest and vita  to attention:

Dr. Ed Ericson III, Vice President for Academic Affairs
John Brown University
Phone: 479.524.7129

The application materials will be sent upon receipt of these documents.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.